Are you still using SMS?

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SMS was and still is one of the best instant messenger. With SMS, we are able to communicate with friends, family members, colleagues and just about anyone around the world.

Nowadays, we have more instant messengers, many of them free to use, if we have an internet or WIFI connections. With SilverHairsClub, we provide a platform for SHCians to meet new and old friends.

With Viber, Whatsapp, LINE, WeChat, Tango, and so many other free applications, we can now communicate quickly and freely. Share with fellow SHCians what you use, how you use these new applications and the when’s and the why’s. Do you talk with this messengers?

Depending on the interests, our next monthly gathering would focus on new ways of modern communication. Or, are you still using SMS.

Terence Seah

5 thoughts on “Are you still using SMS?

  1. Hi Terence,
    Good morning, its now nearing a quarter to Nine in Indonesia and I had just taken breakfast.
    Yes I nearly all the time sms-ed and sorry had mistakenly erased your HP no.
    This is my third time for the year using the Internett cause since the middle of last year I worked twenty-seven or twenty-eight days in a month, thus my free-time is since then quite acutely constrained, thus the reason I have been “disappearing” from Silverhairs. I shall try to organise a Indonesian-island trip in either July or October.
    Glad you have fully recovered from your recent illness which begging your pardon I heard from a member.
    Regards and best wishes to you and all Silverhairs.

    Abel Tan

    • Thanks Abel. I am well and kicking.

      It is interesting that Indonesia, Philippines and Australia are strong on SMS uses. Guess, you use SMS as it is bundled with your phone package.

      I am trying to ascertain who uses what application.

      I look forward to your Indonesia tour. Members, do watch out for Abel’s trips. They are very local indeed.

      Terence Seah

  2. Using watsapp, wechat, viber, Line and Tango – will need higher data plan subscriptions. If not, unless, at home, whereby wireless broadband is available, then, you called it really free as they tab on the existing subscriptions that you signed with the telco company. However, when you are oversea, you will need to manual set to stop all data roaming as this will cost much more if you forget to do so. My last bill cost me $36.37 – this cost was only for mobile data roaming for 1 day – so sharing this with all of you here.

    As for sms – since this had already been bundled with phone package, so long as you know what is sms allowable entitlement for mth, then, is so called free as eventhough if you dont use the allowable smses, telco wont give you back the differences either, right….

    In view of this, I had noticed that many of us still prefer to use smses… I am 1 of them.

    All free applications, I will still continue to use them in Spore whenever possible without having to pay extra.

    I also would like to hear from others as someone told me that there are some risks while using these free apps… is this true – is there a way to verify this???

    Cheers… Dolly

  3. If you wish to contact me, please use Whatsapp, especially personal matters or something which you would rather not say in the forum. Do not send me stories, jokes, videos or questions like how to reset your password.

    I think it will save some money on the SMS and also, some money for me when I reply. My Whatsapp name is Terence Seah.

    Terence Seah

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